maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at RBSG06. Hazy brown color with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with an astringent edge.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown with a small tan head. Te aroma is that of caramel candy with an alcohol center. The flavor is hot alcohol then caramel candies. Thing alcoholy palate. Not good at all. Did not age well or was bad to start with not sure.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer #26 RBSG 06. Last beer of the night, and another beer I was happy to have the chance to try. Deep amber appearance. Honey and bread aroma. Flavor was very sweet, honey and molasses. Ultimately, this was definitely a doppelbock, and just too sweet for me.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy alcohol!!! Pours out a deep muddy color with no real head and a slight hiss of carbonation. Aroma is of alcohol and maybe some sweet fruit here and there. Taste is very complex and rich. Sweet malts fade into some dried fruits with some touch of a port and maybe some notes of brandy here and there. Good brew, maybe I’ll get a hold of it some time again.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 ml corked, cobalt blue bottle. Pours to a murky, caramel color, with no head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with deep aromas of sweet, nutty, and toasty malt aroma, paired with hints of peppery alcohol. The palate is rich, soft, and full on the tongue, with an oily mouth feel on a sea of smooth malt flavor. Sweet malt, toasted malt, and hints of malted milk chocolate coat the tongue. Newport Storm ’03 finishes with more of those wonderful sweet malt flavors up front, then ends with a warming, soothing, alcohol burn that lingers. Impressive beer, with a fantastic showcase of malt aroma and flavor, on a rich, smooth, body. Stylistically, not what I would call a classic example of dopplebock, but a really well done, rich, delicious malty lager. At 11.9% abv, this is a beer to sip and savor, and one to enjoy after a meal, or as a night cap. Sedimented with yeast, this beer continues to condition, and I think three years of age, as taken some of the cloying edge off this beer, but it is still a very rich, very malty beer. I love the malt character of this one, but it still might be too malty for some.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy, ruby ale with a small, creamy, beige head. The aroma blasts the senses with heavy notes of dried plum and sorghum molasses. The flavor is well-balanced and lightly tangy with lots of malt and even more bittering hops. Very port-like. Boozy. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Finishes Flemish with drying alcohol. Good brew, but could have used a couple more years in the bottle.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. brownish-mahogany body with no head. the aroma is quite floral with plenty of caramel, fruit, yeasty alcohol, and sugar malt. rich flavour and wholly sweet throughout. I didn’t realize this was precisely 11.9% but it certainly was felt at times. warm chocolate and toasted bread flavours and a sweet yeasty finish. very good!
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red orange BW with no head. Classic BW aroma of grapes, molasses and candy sugar. Sweet hoppy concoction with oily mouthfeel and florral hops. Rich, and rather simple. Enjoyed at YEHa!05 Christmas Party on Dec. 17th, 2005.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A shade of brown a bit darker than cola, the very thin veiloh head swirled around in my glass and looked just like the brewery’s symbol, kinda cool!
Interesting mix of sweet and strong, digging through that sea of hooch I was able to detect some kirsh cherry sweetness.
A thick slice of multigrain bread, toasted on a old woodstove, a light touch of butter (too much makes me gag, this one had just enough), and a generous portion of caramel spread and rhubarb jelly. I felt the booze burn in the back of my tongue. Long lasting sweet finish. Bitter, burnt toast aftertaste. A real treat!
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:Dark brown,light head....
Flavor:caramel,alcohol toasted bread.....